Bear nationally certified
Bear named Nationally Certified Magnet School
Posted on 11/06/2018
Bear Exploration Center

Bear Exploration Center, a Montgomery Public Schools elementary magnet school, has become the system’s first Nationally Certified Magnet School. Bear is one of only 115 schools with this designation in the United States.

Principal Elizabeth Hill is proud of the accomplishment.

“Our staff and our parents are so excited about this,” said Hill. “We have worked for nearly a year to demonstrate that we have met the multiple indicators and the standards that are set forth by the Magnet Schools of America. We are very proud of our school and the work our teachers, support staff and parents do to ensure our children are getting excellent instruction.”

The required standards to earn the certification include how the school promotes diversity, have closed the achievement gap, integrated a theme-based curriculum, and encouraged parent and community involvement. The school has demonstrated they are working to prepare their students for college and career – even at the elementary level.

Bear will be recognized during a ceremony held at the Magnet Schools of America’s Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in April.